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Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 21st February 2018, 02:11 PM
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Posted By Andreas
It's a PAI dagger (PAI= Polizia dell' Africa...

It's a PAI dagger (PAI= Polizia dell' Africa Italiana=Italian Africa Police). It was produced in 1936 for use by Somali troops in Italian service. The cross of Savoy
on the eagle's chest was omitted...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th November 2017, 11:32 AM
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Posted By Andreas
TVV Jim McDougall In his article...

TVV


Jim McDougall


In his article Les poignards et les sabres marocains (in revue Hespéris XXVI, 1939, pp 1-28 & plates I-X), Buttin makes the following statements:
The pitones, and the D...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 20th November 2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,701
Posted By Andreas
Giovanni Sofiantini had his workshop in Florence,...

Giovanni Sofiantini had his workshop in Florence, it was active between 1732 and 1780.
Forum: European Armoury 1st September 2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,944
Posted By Andreas
Exactly. The inscription reads Yannina, an...

Exactly. The inscription reads Yannina, an informal name for Ioannina, the capital of Epirus.
Forum: European Armoury 19th June 2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,663
Posted By Andreas
The Mod. 1840 was replaced by the Mod.1860, and...

The Mod. 1840 was replaced by the Mod.1860, and that by the Mod.1895, so I suppose it is unlikely that it was still in use in 1897. But there is the Regimiento Villaviciosa, a Lancers Regiment during...
Forum: European Armoury 18th April 2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,085
Posted By Andreas
Hi, What about the 18th Hussars? ...

Hi,
What about the 18th Hussars?
http://britishcavalryregiments.com/38-18H/18H.html

Andreas
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,055
Posted By Andreas
As a veteran of several battles, in which he...

As a veteran of several battles, in which he served with distinction, he must have known a thing or two about them… ;)
Forum: European Armoury 15th February 2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,686
Posted By Andreas
Two Swiss daggers with sheaths from the Boissonas...

Two Swiss daggers with sheaths from the Boissonas collection’s catalogue, the one on the left (160) with mark.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,923
Posted By Andreas
With Roman numbers? :confused:

With Roman numbers? :confused:
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 13th December 2016, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,923
Posted By Andreas
Motan, I notice you had the answer to Kubur’s...

Motan, I notice you had the answer to Kubur’s question ahead of me, but as you are still under probation mine got posted first. It happened to me, and it is frustrating, also a helpful answer may go...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th December 2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,923
Posted By Andreas
I'll give it a shot: Robert Grenville...

I'll give it a shot: Robert Grenville Gayer-Anderson (1881-1945), soldier, orientalist and famed collector.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 2nd December 2016, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,827
Posted By Andreas
Armenian, I think.

Armenian, I think.
Forum: European Armoury 2nd December 2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,639
Posted By Andreas
Well said, Fernando. As someone who often has to...

Well said, Fernando. As someone who often has to transcribe old manuscripts as part of his job, I couldn't agree more.
Andreas
Forum: European Armoury 1st December 2016, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Andreas
Bravo Jasper, well done! Andreas

Bravo Jasper, well done!
Andreas
Forum: European Armoury 30th November 2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,639
Posted By Andreas
I believe one of the inscriptions under the hand...

I believe one of the inscriptions under the hand brandishing a scimitar reads:
Si deus pro nobis
Quis contra nos
(If God is with us, who can be against us)
and the one in the same position on...
Forum: European Armoury 23rd October 2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,630
Posted By Andreas
A heron's head erased holding in his beak a...

A heron's head erased holding in his beak a fish, very possibly the crest of the Beckford family, from England and Jamaica. William Beckford was Lord Mayor of London in the 1760's (probably the...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 23rd October 2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,017
Posted By Andreas
And here's a Camel not with one but two machine...

And here's a Camel not with one but two machine guns! ;)
(Sorry, couldn't resist).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 22nd October 2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,017
Posted By Andreas
Another two.

Another two.
Forum: European Armoury 14th October 2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,983
Posted By Andreas
They were cast in two-part moulds. The pics below...

They were cast in two-part moulds. The pics below show two Ancient Greek ones, one with an intaglio maker's mark (TIMON,).
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 12th October 2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,413
Posted By Andreas
Presumably the relief of Prince Arikankharer, 1st...

Presumably the relief of Prince Arikankharer, 1st century AD, at the Worcester Art Museum.
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 3rd September 2016, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,919
Posted By Andreas
I believe this is not a maker’s but a Russian...

I believe this is not a maker’s but a Russian assay mark. The second letter is an И (Cyrillic I). It looks nearly identical to the mark of assayer A. Inozemtsev of Novocherkassk , but he was,...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 28th August 2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 42,223
Posted By Andreas
Thank you very much for your answer. Regards, ...

Thank you very much for your answer.
Regards,
Andreas
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 26th August 2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 42,223
Posted By Andreas
Hello Kamachate, Your posts have been very...

Hello Kamachate,
Your posts have been very interesting and informative. Searching in Loewe’s Dictionary of the Circassian Language (pub. 1854), I could find the following words for sword/sabre. Do...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 24th August 2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 240,185
Posted By Andreas
More likely Albanians or Montenegrins, because of...

More likely Albanians or Montenegrins, because of the style of the skull cup, the Gasser revolver and the toka breastplate.
Forum: European Armoury 19th August 2016, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,153
Posted By Andreas
A procession in Corfu by Joseph Cartwright, 1821....

A procession in Corfu by Joseph Cartwright, 1821. Interestingly, these pyrotechnic devices were called in the Ionian Islands mascoula, from the Italian mascolo, meaning the removable breech block or...
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